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Today's News

  • Martinez taps local to fill Wallace post

    Gov. Susana Martinez has selected Los Alamos County Council vice-chair James Hall of White Rock to replace longtime Dist. 43 Rep. Jeannette Wallace, who died in April.

    “I am honored and humbled by the confidence that has been shown by Los Alamos citizens in electing me to the council, then by council in nominating me for the District 43 house seat, and then by Gov. Martinez for appointing me to the House of Representatives,” Hall said. “I will do my best to honor Jeannette Wallace’s outstanding record of service to Dist. 43 by working hard to represent both the citizens of Dist. 43 and the people of New Mexico. I look forward to meeting the challenges of my new role.”

  • Thank you 06-07-11

    Sr. Appreciation Night is a hit again

    We would like to thank the Los Alamos community and United Way for supporting the 27th Annual Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) on May 28. The purpose of the all-night, early-morning chaperoned party is to provide graduating seniors with a safe alternative to mountain and other celebrations that could lead to drinking and driving.

  • Bradbury to host events this summer

    Bradbury Science Museum presenters Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough will lead several events during the summer months, but they will have plenty of help.
    A series of events, scheduled for Tuesdays between 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will be held at the museum. Along with the Bradbury Science Museum, entities like Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Historical Museum, Bandelier National Monument, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets In Action will sponsor the events.

  • Be There 06-07-11

    Wednesday
    A flower walk will be hosted by Chick Keller starting at 5:30 p.m. Interested participants can meet at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street, and can carpool to the walk location. For information, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org. The event is free and open to the public.

    Thursday
    Steve Brugger, acting director of the Los Alamos Community Development department, will be the speaker at Lunch with a Leader. Lunch with a Leader, which is hosted by the League of Women Voters, is at 11:45 a.m. It will be at Central Avenue Grill. Brugger will discuss streamlining the planning and building process. Price for the lunch is $15, including tax and gratuity. No reservation is necessary.

  • Take action right now

    A fellow who thought of himself as a political reformer approached a friend of mine, a former legislator, one January to ask for support for a large group that planned to visit to the Roundhouse during the legislative session.  
    “Whom do you plan to talk to?” my friend asked.  
    “Everyone,” the man replied.   
    “What do you plan to talk about?” my friend asked.  
    “Everything.”  
    In other words, advocacy for general principles, not specific bills.
    Whoops! Bad plan, bad timing. The gentleman was wasting his time and proposed to waste other people’s time as well.

  • Basketball: Heat are up, Mavs are down but not out

    DALLAS (AP) — A chance for another championship ahead of him, Dwyane Wade refused to look back.
    No, he said, he doesn’t consider that the Miami Heat should have a 3-0 lead in the NBA finals.
    The margin is 2-1, close on the scoreboard even though it doesn’t feel that way on the floor. The Heat have repeatedly built double-digit cushions against the Dallas Mavericks, and a late collapse in Game 2 is all that’s keeping them from the lead that’s never been blown in an NBA series.
    The Heat insist the game isn’t as easy as Wade and LeBron James are making it look, and the Mavericks refuse to admit they might just be facing a superior foe.

  • Wrestling: Hokies help run LA summer camp

    Just ahead of several local wrestlers’ appearance at a national tournament this weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling program is hosting a team camp.
    The camp, which opened Monday at the Pueblo Complex, features instruction from Virginia Tech’s collegiate program.
    Virginia Tech’s assistant coach Nate Yetzer and one of its top wrestlers, Jesse Dong, will help run the camp.
    The camp continues through Wednesday.
    About 20 wrestlers were present for Monday’s opening day, including a group of seven wrestlers from Tucumcari High School, approximately 250 miles away.

  • Topes Notes 06-07-11

    Isotopes just a half-game away from division lead with 11-0 win
    The Albuquerque Isotopes pounded out 14 hits on the way to a huge 11-0 win over the division-leading Round Rock Express Monday.
    The win moved the Isotopes to within a half-game of the PCL American South Division lead with one game left to play at Round Rock. That game is tonight.
    Right fielder Trent Oeltjen went 3-for-4 with five RBI Monday. Oeltjen had a two-run home run in the third inning off Express starter Zach Jackson to help get the ball rolling for offensively. The home run was Oeltjen’s eighth of the season and he leads the club with 34 RBI.

  • Weiner calling fellow Democrats to apologize

    NEW YORK (AP) — His political career in jeopardy, Rep. Anthony Weiner has been making calls to colleagues to apologize for sending raunchy texts and photos to several women.

    He also apologized to former President Bill Clinton, who officiated at Weiner's wedding last July, said a person with knowledge of the call. The person, who wasn't authorized to discuss the call publicly, spoke only on condition of anonymity. Weiner married Huma Abedin, a close adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at a lavish ceremony on Long Island last summer.

    He reached out to fellow Democratic Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York, according to Towns' spokesman, Julian Phillips, who declined to discuss what the two lawmakers talked about.

  • Libyan leader Gadhafi vows to fight to the death

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight to the death in a defiant speech Tuesday after NATO military craft unleashed a ferocious series of some daytime airstrikes on Tripoli.

    In a phone call to Libyan state television station, Gadhafi angrily denounced the rebels who rose up against him in mid-February, inspired by a wave of Arab uprisings.

    "We will not kneel!" he shouted. "We will not surrender: we only have one choice — to the end! Death, victory, it does not matter, we are not surrendering!" he shouted.

    As he spoke, the sound of low-flying military craft could be heard whooshing through Tripoli again, and Gadhafi quickly hung up.